This volume of PISA 2009 results looks at the progress countries have made in raising student performance and improving equity in the distribution of learning opportunities. Following an Introduction to PISA and a Reader's Guide helping users interpret the data, Chapter 1 summarises overall performance over time. Chapter 2 looks at trends in reading. Chapter 3 looks at trends in mathematics and science. Chapter 4 examines trends in equity. Chapter 5 explores trends in attitudes and student-school relations. The final chapter analyzes implications for policy. Annexes provide techical background and tables of results.
Table of contents:
Foreword Executive Summary Introduction to PISA -The PISA surveys -The first report from the 2009 assessment -The PISA student population Reader's Guide Chapter 1. Comparing Performance over Time Chapter 2. Trends in Reading -Continuity and change in the reading literacy framework and assessment -How student performance in reading has changed since 2000 -How gender differences in reading have evolved -Changes in performance and changes in student populations -The impact of changes in the socio-economic composition of student populations on trends in reading performance -Establishing an overall estimate of reading performance trends -Country-by-country comparison of reading trends Chapter 3. Trends in Mathematics and Science -Trends in mathematics -Trends in science Chapter 4. Trends in Equity -Trends in the variation of studnet performance -Immigrant status and home language Chapter 5. Trends in Attitudes and Student-School Relations -Trends in reading engagement -Trends in student views on schools and teachers Conclusions and Policy Implications -Changing conditions for learning -Progress towares raising performance and levelling the playing field References Annex A. Technical Background Annex B. Tables of Results Annex C. The Development and Implementation of PISA - A Collaborative Effort